Ripple, 93-Meter Mega Ketch, Set to Make Waves

Mirabella V (now M5) was the world’s largest sloop at launch in 2003, measuring 247 feet (75.22 meters) long. Pushing 300 feet (89 meters) high, her single mast was also the world’s tallest. In today’s sailing superyacht world, there are larger craft, plus ones with bigger volumes. Designers therefore wrestle with how to keep them Continue reading


Constellation Custom Tenders, Made in USA

Based in Rhode Island, Constellation Custom Tenders has made quite a splash with two of its three models. They’re onboard the new Perini Navi Perseus³. Furthermore, those two are among the first three tenders made by the builder. Constellation Custom Tenders’ craftspeople include ones who have built America’s Cup boats. Construction is in carbon fiber Continue reading


Performance Sloop from Van Geest Design and Rob Doyle Design

Sailing superyacht owners increasingly want their boats to both race and cruise. A client of Van Geest Design and Rob Doyle Design has just that in mind for this 169’3” (51.6-meter) performance sloop. The owner (who’s yet to choose a builder) had a strong vision for the design brief. The performance sloop first needed to Continue reading